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Robert W. Scarpa

June 18, 1936 — May 2, 2023


Robert W. Scarpa

Robert W. Scarpa, 86, of Cheshire, passed away Tuesday May 2, 2023, at Midstate Medical Center in Meriden surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Beverly (Iassogna) Scarpa. The couple would have celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary in June.

Bob was born June 18, 1936, in Waterbury, a son of the late Eugene L. and Angela (Beece) Scarpa, Sr. and graduated from Webster Grammar School. He also graduated from Horace C. Wilcox Technical School in Meriden with a certification for Tool and Die. Bob worked as a mold maker at several area businesses before becoming the owner and operator of Homar Molds and Models in Waterbury in 1970. He loved what he did and had continued working until just a few months ago. Bob had also previously served in the National Guard, earning the rank of Sergeant.

Bob and Bev settled in Naugatuck to raise their family before moving to Cheshire in 1980. Bob had many hobbies including caring for Shetland and Hackney Show Ponies. He acquired an extensive carriage collection and competed in local carriage rallies for many years. Bob was also a car enthusiast and a member of the Connecticut Model A Restorers Club. When not working at his shop, he spent his free time outdoors caring for his property.

Bob was very outgoing, greeting everyone with a big smile. He loved spending time with family and friends and was always willing to help repair anything for others.

Besides his loving wife, Beverly, he leaves his son, Robert W. Scarpa, Jr. and his wife Susan of New York City, his daughter, Debra Scarpa Malinowski and her husband Stan of Southington, his brother, Patrick R. Scarpa and his wife Noemi of Middlebury, several aunts and nieces, a nephew, and many cousins. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Malinowski, his brother, Eugene Scarpa, and his sister, Gilda Orsini.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday May 11, 2023, at Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main Street. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 8:30 a.m. until the procession leaves at 11:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m. at Bridget of Sweden Parish/St. Bridget Church, 175 Main Street in Cheshire.  Prayers of committal and interment will follow in South End Burying Ground in Southington.
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Past Services


Thursday, May 11, 2023

8:30 - 11:15 am (Eastern time)

Alderson-Ford Funeral Homes - Cheshire

615 S. Main Street (Rt. 10), Chesire, CT 06410

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Bridget of Sweden Parish -St. Bridget Church

175 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

South End Burying Grounds

Southington, CT 06479

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